Wonderfully talented? How HAS this woman got away with it for so long? Sorry, (you're all gonna hate me) but in my opinion Norma CANNOT sing. Interpret songs maybe - but that is NOT the same as singing ability hear June Tabor for that - awesome!)
I have listened very intently to a lot of Waterson stuff trying to fathom/analyse WHY she merits all these plaudits! I sat through the dreariest concert on Earth by Waterson/Carthy (at Bedales School) to see if LIVE made a difference - but, she cannot "sing"!
Yours unrepentantly, Challis